Clinical Psychology MA
The MA program in Clinical Psychology is a 39 to 40 semester hour program that provides broad-based training in psychological assessment and intervention as well as in the theory and research that supports these practices. This program is designed for those who are currently employed in fields such as social work, counseling, nursing, or business, and wish to broaden their areas of expertise. Students who wish to seek the professional counselor’s license (LPC, or later, LCPC) should apply to the Clinical Psychology (Counseling Practice) MA program. Graduates of this program are NOT eligible to apply for licensure as a professional counselor.
Students must maintain a minimum 3.0 (B) grade point average. No more than two grades of "C" (six semester hours) may be counted toward the MA degree. For additional information concerning grading and academic discipline, see the general University regulations. Students are allowed six years in which to complete the MA degree.
- Competency requirement. The competency requirement is designed to ensure that all students seeking the MA degree demonstrate an acceptable level of mastery of general psychology. It is a prerequisite for all 600-level courses. The competency requirement must be met within the first 18 semester hours of graduate credit. Students who fail to satisfy the competency requirement within this time period will be considered for dismissal from the program. Students can meet the competency requirement in one of the two ways detailed below.
- GRE method. Students must earn a score at, at least, the 70th percentile on the psychology subject test of the Graduate Record Examination.
- Grade point average method. Students must achieve a grade point average of at least 3.3 in the following courses: PSYC 407 (Intermediate Statistics), PSYC 505 (Clinical and Counseling Psychology), and Psyc 530 (Advanced Research Methods). All courses that count toward meeting the competency requirement must be taken at Roosevelt University.
- Academic Integrity. The Department of Psychology holds graduate students to professional standards of academic integrity. The Department considers actions that present the work of another as one’s own to be unethical and inappropriate. Cheating and plagiarism are never tolerated. The Department defines plagiarism as presenting the ideas or words of another as one’s own. Students must follow the rules for appropriate citation and quotation of the words of others, as outlined in the current edition of the American Psychological Association’s publication manual, in all papers and theses. Students who violate these standards regarding cheating and plagiarism will be considered for dismissal from the program.
- Ethical, professional and interpersonal competency. Because the psychology programs prepare mental health practitioners, the department is accountable to the public regarding the development of professional and ethical behavior. Students will thus be evaluated on academic, professional, and interpersonal competencies. Students may be dismissed from of the program for problems in academic, professional, or interpersonal behavior. Students who fail to meet academic standards or fail to meet expectations of appropriate professional and interpersonal behavior will be considered for dismissal from the program.